August 22, 2017 10:36 PM
Zero week kicks off this week for a handful of Minnesota teams set to kick off their football seasons and the Blue Devils of Virginia will be on of those teams getting started early. They will be among 12 teams who will play a week earlier than most, but they say it's a benefit for them.
"I think it's really good for our team," said senior center and outside linebacker Riley Dishneau. "We're getting a head start on everyone else, so we're going to go play a team who hasn't played a game yet, but we have already played one or two," he added.
The team also return a number of players with plenty of repetitions at the varsity level.
"Experience is very important and we have a lot of that now. We're confident this could be a breakout year for us," said senior tight end and defensive end Ethan Youso.
"We've been playing since we were freshman, so we know how everything works. We played seniors that were better than us who got us better and now we're the big seniors out here," said senior offensive lineman and defensive tackle Bryce Kennedy.
Their physical size won't hurt them either. Towering a line including three guys 6'6 or taller, including Division I commit Kennedy, the team is confident they have the right pieces of the puzzle to transform that to production on the football field.
We're probably going to go ground and pound a lot," said defensive end and tight end Beau Foix. "We've got a lot of bigger guys up front now and a lot more experience in the backfield, so it's going to be huge."
"We've been here before. We know what it takes to win games now, so we're ready to go out and do it," added Youso.
Updated: August 22, 2017 10:36 PM
Created: August 22, 2017 08:56 PM
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